The 3rd Annual Mid Autumn Festival Benefiting The Mulligan Project presented by Peter & Lisa Brennan
UPDATE: Organizers of The Mulligan Project announced that they raised more than $60,000 this year and still counting on the CharityBuzz.com’s online auction. Please spread the word about The Mulligan Project’s ongoing online auction. There are still so much good stuffs to bid on.
On September 15, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Peter & Lisa Brennan invited guests to the Third Annual Mid Autumn Festival to benefit the Non-profit The Mulligan Project.
The lavish event was held on a beautiful mansion located on Sunset Plaza Drive in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Hills. Peter & Lisa Brennan are Award-Winning creators of “Judge Judy” & “Last Shot with Judge Gunn”. They both wanted guests to be aware how much these children will appreciate their donations. The support is needed all year round.
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The Mulligan Project mission is to improve the lives of children with disabilities in Central Vietnam. This project offers special education, physical therapy, and speech therapy. The Mulligan Project (TMP) is a non-profit organization, so donations are acceptable to help children in need.
The proceeds will benefit The Mulligan Project, a Los Angeles-based non-profit founded by TV producing couple Kelly Gonzales (of “Deal or No Deal”) and Eddie Rohwedder (Only in American with ‘Larry, The Cable Guy,’ ‘Destroyed in Seconds,’ ‘Fast and Loud’), with Anderson Cooper (Judge Alex).
A star-studded red carpet was set up in front of the beautiful home. Many guests such as such as, Actress Lucy Treadway “ABC Beverly Hills Nannies”, Producer and Actress Kristin Lancione “ABC Beverly Hills Nannies”, Comedian and Actress Luenell from “Hotel Transylvania” and “Think Like a Man”, HFPA Board Chairman Ruben Nepales, Celebrity hairstylist Daniel Dicroscio, Fashion designer Joey Galon, Celebrity couture designer David Tupaz, Model Sophie Turner, 2012 Miss Latina and Asia USA candidates, Miss Asia USA 2011 Ariana Nicole attended and many more. Other celebrity guest and television personalities also have shown their support.
Lion dancers performed while guests enjoy their meal provided by an Asian-Fusion Cuisine. The cuisine was delicious and the dessert table was filled with lots of chocolates, cupcakes, brownies, and fruits. The bar provided any drink you desire. On the way out guests were given a gift bags.
The attendance was a great turn out. If you didn’t attend, you can also donate and support this non-profit organization by going to their website.
Photos credit to: Stella Gomez, Disco Stella’s Pics for Diversity News Magazine and WilkiImages.
Editor’s Note: Article will be updated soon with the total amount raised for The Mulligan Project. Special thank you to Ms. Peter & Lisa Brennan, Kelly Gonzales, Oliver Carnay from International Artists PR & Talent Management, Dr. Mark Valinsky from Valinsky Media Group.
This article is brought and partial sponsored by our media partner: Valinsky Media Group (Click logo to visit website).
Dr. Valinsky concluded “Congratulations to Diversity News Magazine for having been accepted as media partner of this event. Keep up the good work and always stay with quality. Again, congratulations to you all for this great honor.”
Diversity News Magazine will utilize its resources to create more buzz about the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards show with it’s current readership and hope to gain new readers as well.
Currently Diversity News Magazine is a media partner of LA Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios – Spring/
Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications have affiliate partnerships for media content with the following news and entertainment leader companies – MediaMax Online via EPK TV,PartyBy5.com, Valinsky Media Group via Mark Valinsky Photography, The Miss Universe Organization, ABC Television Network, CBS Television, NBC Universal, Inc via NBC Universal Media Village, Fox Broadcasting Company via Fox Flash, Summit Entertainment, Lions Gate Entertainment, Conscience Entertainment, Studio One via Men’s Life Today, Repost.Us, Film District Publicity and many more.
Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications are working with some of the finest advertising organizations in the world such as Google Ad Sense, Google Affiliate Network, Rakuten LinkShare Corporation, Chitika, Inc., Share A Sale, media.net, Blip TV, YouTube, MGM Resorts International, Advertising.com part of AOL Advertising.com Group, Amazon, Career Builder, Lijit Networks Inc., and many more.
About Diversity News Magazine: Is an award-winning consumer news magazine covering World News, Entertainment, Fashion, Features, Awards, Movies, Concerts, Sports, Red Carpet Events and much more. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the Classified and Display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform its diverse community world wide focusing on local, national, and international News, Entertainment, Features, Sports and, more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our audience. In 2009, Diversity News was nominated for The Wake Up Award, The WEHO Awards and on April 2011 received the Exoti Media Award. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com
About The NCLR ALMA Awards:
Since 1995, the NCLR ALMA Awards has honored outstanding Latino artistic achievements in television, film, and music. The show is an integral part of NCLR’s mission to create greater opportunities for Hispanic families in the United States. As a national prime-time television special with a cause, the NCLR ALMA Awards demonstrates how inclusion strengthens the entertainment industry and diversity strengthens our country by promoting fair, accurate, and representative portrayals of Latinos. For more information please visit http://www.almaawards.com
About Diversity News Publications:
Alex Leon, Director of Marketing & PR
World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc.
TELS: (323) 465-3945 or (213) 321-9408
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Auto Mobil Art Featuring photography by Dr. Mark Valinsky at BOA Art Gallery from August 23 – October 1, 2012
Auto Mobil Art Featuring photography by Dr. Mark Valinsky at BOA Art Gallery from August 23 – October 1, 2012. The exhibition will first take place in 5 major US cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Miami.
At the end of 2012, it will tour major cities in France, in Russia, in the Middle-East and in Canada.
During each exhibition, a live auction of selected works will take place and a catalogue of the items will be published, as well as a book on the Art & the Automobile featuring some of the artworks & artists that have contributed to the exhibition.
The preview for this show will be held on August 23rd, 2012 with a reception at 7:00 PM at the BOA Art Gallery 8459 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, California 60069 please RSVP (310)734-6411.
MARK VALINSKY PHOTOGRAPHY
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mark Valinsky is an accomplished actor in the Screen Actors Guild as well as a black belt martial artist and retired board certified physician.
Dr. Valinsky’s photographs span the world from across the United States to the Orient; People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Japan, down to Australia, and across to Spain. He possesses an acute awareness, insightful into the persons and situations. He has the eye of a hunter, patient, quick, accurate, capturing the moment the subject and / or the moment reveals itself.
Mark Valinsky captures the life, the beauty, the art, and the truth in people and situations. Friendly and professional, he’s able to bring out the best in people and gets them to express themselves. He brings out their ability to look at themselves with respect.
His portfolio contains vintage photos of Classic Rock and Roll Bands including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles and other Classic Rock Bands as well as
- The American Film Institute
- The Golden Globes
- Screen Actors Guild Awards
- Sundance Film Festival
- Los Angeles Film Festival
- Hollywood Film Festival
- The Frank Sinatra Charity Event
- Paris Hilton Fashion Shows
- Numerous Hollywood Red Carpet Events
- Movie Still Photography
- Sporting Events
- People and Places
- Headshots for Actors
Steven Escobar to Receive Civic & Humanitarian Award at 4th Annual Kayamanan ng Bayan on June 2 at CBS Studios
On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Diversity News Publications announced that Esteban Escobar (Journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality and philanthropist)
Steven Escobar will receive his award on June 2, 2012 from 4:00 p.m to 9:00 pm at New York City of CBS Studios located at 4024 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA 91604. Event to be hosted by Noel S. V. Omega.
“I can not believe it yet, I was not expecting this and I do not have a prepare speech, but first, I want to thank producer Boy Lizaso and the Panama Awards U.S.A for recognizing me. Also thank you to all my friends, colleagues, family, supporters, fans for all the love and support. It really feels good to get appreciated for everything I have done for our Diverse community in the USA.” said Steven Escobar.
The event will featured a red carpet, award show, 31st set of Fashion Discovery Models, various singers & artists will be on hand for entertainment and Ballroom Dancing all night.
“I am thrilled that Steven Escobar is getting the Civic and Humanitarian Award this year! He does so much in this world to bring awareness to important issues and causes in our society. This award is much deserved! Congratulations Steven!” said hit recording artist FAWN.
Also June, 2012 will also be the last month of the honorable Consul General Mary Joe Bernardo Aragon. The event is produced by Boy Lizaso (President, L.A. Maharlika Lions Club, 2012 & Producer/director/
“Steven Escobar has played a key role in promoting my Pulitzer Prize entry memoir -”Out of the Transylvania Night,” showing his unconditional support, love and care on a daily basis. I am more than delighted to find out that he is the recipient of the Civic and Humanitarian Award; his deeds speak louder than words! Great job, Steven!” said Aura Imbarus, PhD (Motivational Speaker, Life and Goals Coach; Author of Pulitzer Prize memoir entry “Out of the Transylvania Night;” Creator of The Happiness Gene Project).
Portions of the event proceeds to go towards the following charity organizations:
“Congratulations Steven on being chosen for your well deserved Civic and Humanitarian Award as part of the 114th Anniversary of the Philippines Independence Day and week of celebration at the 4th Annual “Kayamanan ng Bayan” event. It is quite an honor! Please continue to increased public awareness on the important social diversity issues through your news publications at DiversityNewsPublications.com Best wishes.” said Dr. Mark Valinsky.
Limited tickets for $65.00 (Includes: red carpet, dinner, show and awards) are still available for purchase by contacting Boy Lizaso at (213) 700-3787 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Steven Escobar at (213) 321-9408 or diversitynews@
Once again fans, family, friends, supporters, colleagues of Steven Escobar are encouraged to come to the event and show their support.
About Esteban “Steven” Escobar:
Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an American (Journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, accounts receivable specialist and philanthropist)
Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Yahoo Voices. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money and awareness for The Life Group LA and volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity and The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee.
Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and the People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. In 2012 Steven Escobar receives the Humanitarian Award at the 2012 International Noble Awards. Yahoo.com names Steven Escobar the Hot 500 contributors during the month of March 2012 of Yahoo! Contributor Network. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com or his IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/
Alex Leon, Director of Marketing & PR
World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc.
TELS: (323) 465-3945 or (213) 321-9408
EDITOR’S NOTE: Steven Escobar and Boy Lizaso are available for interviews before or after event. Please remember to post press release or mention event in your magazine, website, radio and television show and if you would like more information contact Alex Leon via email at worldwidevitalpr@
Movies biggest night came to a conclusion when the 84th Annual Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony presented Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Hollywood & Highland Center and broadcast by ABC Television Network. The 84th Annual Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony was hosted by Billy Crystal.
As you may see Hugo and The Artist takes the most awards and like they say at the show. And the Oscar goes to…
The 84th Annual Academy Awards Oscar Full List of Winners:
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, “Hugo”
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schavo, “Hugo”
Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, “The Artist”
Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, “The Iron Lady”
Best Foreign Language Film: “A Separation”
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Best Sound Editing: Phillip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, “Hugo”
Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, “Hugo”
Best Documentary: “Undefeated”
Best Animated Feature: “Rango”
Best Visual Effects: “Hugo”
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie, “Man or Muppet”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Best Live Action Short: “The Shore”
Best Documentary Short: “Saving Face”
Best Animated Short: “The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Best Picture: “The Artist”
About The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners—the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies. For more information visit http://www.oscars.org/
Photos credit to: Matt Brown & Richard D. Salyer / ©A.M.P.A.S.
On Friday, February 24, 2012 The Multicultural Motion Picture Association hosted their 19th Annual Oscar Week Student Filmmaker’s Scholarship Luncheon and Civic Awards. The lunch and award show was hosted by Radio and TV Personality Sam Phillips.
The event was held at Sofitel Los Angeles from11:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The Civic and Visionary Honorees for the 19th Annual MMPA Oscar Week Student Filmmaker’s Scholarship Luncheon and Civic Awards Recipients are Viola Davis (2012 Oscar Nominee), Octavia Spencer (2012 Oscar Nominee), Kami Zargham McAdam (Award Winning Photograher/Filmmaker), Bobbie Chance (Actress/Acting Coach) and George Zakk (Producer). The Student Filmmaker’s Finalists from The LA Film School are: William Rouse, Justin Benson, Jamel Benson, Anthony Mitchell, Daemon Stashko, Yoshi Tran and Joseph Schmitz.
The Student Filmmakers and honorees present made public speeches of appreciation and including Academy Award Nominee Sally Kirkland did a speech at the event.
Pam Schmid (Actor, speaker, author), Recording Artist Fawn, book author John Palisano, Recording Artist Arnold G, Actress Bai Ling were among the notable guests at the event.
There was live entertainment performance by Recording Artist Izzy Chait and Band, a red carpet, scholarship and civic awards presentation, lunch and official gift bags.
As a part of the annual afternoon affair, awards are presented annually, to filmmakers selected for their creative achievements, vision and technical talent, and in addition to financial awards toward their tuition, film companies traditionally arrange gifts of technical support for scholarship recipients.
In previous year honorees were Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock, Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr., Oscar Nominee Ruby Dee, Academy Nominee Sally Kirkland, Kate Linder (Actress, Philanthropist), Renee’ Valente (Producer, Valente Productions), Michelle Phillips (Actress, Singer) and A.C. Lyles (Paramount Pictures).
Some of the event sponsors were American Society of Young Musicians, Sofitel LA Luxury Hotels, World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations, Diversity News Magazine, A&G Entertainment Productions, Hot Talk LA, Rose Breast Cancer Society, Sherwood Florist and many more.
Some of The Multicultural Motion Picture Association executive committee are: Rita Moreno, Rupert Murdoch, Edward James Olmos, Oliver Stone, Sally Kirkland, Dr. Mark Valinsky and City of Los Angeles Mayor Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa.
About The Multicultural Motion Picture Association:
The MMPA is a 501 © 3 non-profit* arts organization that provides scholarships annually to a certain number of qualified film students and trade guild apprentices who have shown dedication and talent for furthering their studies in the cinematic arts. The MMPA’s annual Oscar Week Luncheon is always a highly anticipated afternoon event amid sumptuous mid-day dining where talented young filmmakers intermingle with Academy Award® nominees and studio executives. The MMPA utilizes committed individuals who bring their skills and commitment to schools, as well as youth and civic organizations, where teens and young adults need career mentoring, coupled with equipment and technical support. The Multicultural Motion Picture Association is also the producer of the Diversity Awards. For more information visit http://www.
*Not a verified charity organization, please check with your State Attorney General and Secretary of State for non profit status.
Sources: Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV & World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations
Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications was the event official media partner sponsor and World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations as the media event coordinator providing marketing and public relations services.
Steven Escobar of Diversity News Magazine to Cover 2011 American Music Awards and Wearing Kevin James Fashion
On Wednesday, November 16 2011 Diversity News Publications, publisher of Diversity News Magazine, announced that Executive Editor-In-Chief Steven Escobar has been approved for the 2nd year in a row to cover the 2011 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Steven Escobar will represent Kevin James designs at the event.
“I am so honored and thrilled to be covering, for the second time, such an amazing and prestigious event, where big celebrities will shine; at the same time, I am very proud to showcase Kevin James designs which are inspired by Michael Jackson- The King of Pop,” said Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine.
Steven Escobar will keep his fans up-to-date on Twitter and FB, uploading photos on Diversity News Twitter and Facebook fan page on the day of the event.
Dr. Mark Valinsky President of Valinsky Media Group said “Congratulations to you, Steven Escobar and Diversity News for being accredited to cover the prestigious 2011 American Music Awards. Well done! Continue and stay with quality organizations and “A” list events and people. Always associate with the best! Best wishes.”
“Congratulations on covering the 2011 American Music Awards Steven Escobar! I can’t wait to hear your report on this event!” said Recording Artist Fawn.
Motivational speaker and author of Pulitzer Prize memoir entry “Out of the Transylvania Night,” Aura Imbarus, PhD said “There is one and very important moment coming up, and that’s the 2011 American Music Awards. And what a better choice to cover the event than Steven Escobar, the Editor-in-Chief of Diversity News Magazine! Congrats, Steven!!! A very well deserved honor!”
After the event, Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News TV will be posting for all their loyal readers and viewers Steven Escobar’s coverage, including photos and videos while distributing the clips to other media outlets for publishing.
“I want to congratulate and give my best wishes to the distinguished gentleman of the media Esteban “Steven” Escobar and Diversity News Magazine for being credentialed once again to cover the 2011 American Music Awards, and I know that it will be a wonderful coverage of the event.” said actress Thushari Jayasekera.
Photos of Steven Escobar wearing Kevin James design will be also posted on DiversityNewsMagazine.Com, DiversityNewsPublications.Com, Worldwidevitalpr.
About Esteban “Steven” Escobar: Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist and philantropist. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online consumer news magazine that is visited by more than a million visitors per month while growing each day. Esteban Steven Escobar is also the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia and public relations firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Family of Companies. Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Associated Content. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. In 2011, Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.
About Diversity News Magazine: Is an award winning consumer news magazine covering News, Entertainment, Features, Awards, Sports, Events and much more. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the Classified and Display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform its diverse community world wide and focusing on local, national, and international News, Entertainment, Features, Sports and, more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our audience. In 2009, Diversity News was nominated for The Wake Up Award, The WEHO Awards and on April 2011 received Exoti Media Award. For more information visit http://www.
About Designer Kevin James: Kevin James’ quite literally a man for all seasons; he is a designer, who began his fashion design career when he moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast in 1980. With his unique style and attention to details, Kevin has thrilled his list of clients including celebrities such as The Jackson’s, Slash, Leeza Gibbons. Kevin worked on Michael Jackson’s “This is it”. Kevin is known for creating hot fresh new looks for any season, but special occasions and events are his specialty. Kevin’s use of unique fabric combinations and precision tailoring ensure that his customers receive the best quality comfort and fit. His love of the past and his hope and vision of the future will keep this designer extraordinaire in the favor of people for years to come. Kevin has received the prestigious award in 2005-2006 Prime time Emmy Awards Honor from Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and nominated for 2010 NAACP Award for best costumes in a play “Bonita and Billie, a stage play about the life of Billie Holiday. For your custom designed men & women costumes and wardrobe rentals contact Kevin James designs at http://kevinjamesfashion.com
About Diversity News Publications: Founded in 2003 Diversity News Publications, is a news/entertainment multimedia and public relations firm specialized in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Printing & Public Relations services who combines all sources in one. Diversity News Publications is the publisher of Diversity News Magazine and owns Diversity News TV, Diversity News Radio, Diversity News Productions and many more. For more information visit http://www.
Alex Leon, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Editor’s Note: Steven Escobar and Kevin James are available for interviews please email all your requests to: email@example.com
2010 American Music Awards Photo credit to: Diversity News Magazine
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Thank You to Manley, Dr. Valinsky, Jayasekera and Crespin-Lopez for Diversity News 3960 AIDS Walk LA 2011 Donations
Singer and DIVA Cynthia Manley, Actor Producer Dr. Mark Valinsky, Actress Thushari Jayasekera and former boss John Crespin-Lopez for their generous support to Diversity News 3960 in raising money for The 27th Annual AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other non profit organizations in the Los Angeles County.
Our World needs more caring, loving, great citizens and human beings for contributing to our society.
About Singer and Diva Cynthia Manley:
This petite and powerful performer can steal your heart in one moment and then turn around and melt you with her passion.. She’ll send a shiver up your spine, causing what Quincy Jones aptly described as “truth marks”, singing stories as though she were talking just to you. Cynthia carries on in the Blue Eyed Soul tradition. Her heroes are Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Tina Turner. She has been singing along with their records since she was a child on her parent’s coffee table.
In her illustrious career, she has recorded 5 national and international hit records, including covers of REMEMBER ME/AIN’ T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH, CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, BACK IN MY ARMS AGAIN, STAND, and CHAIN REACTION. As the original and only touring lead singer for the Boys Town Gang, she has been embraced by the dance community in a BIG WAY. Cynthia’s performance record in America is hard to match, as she has performed in every major city, time and time again, as well as many small town venues and lounges, at their invitation. Whether it be a small number of music lovers or thousands of cheering fans, Cynthia gives 100%, when singing and performing.
Her music has also taken her to Japan ( 2 tours ), China, Oman, Brazil ( 3 tours ), South America, Italy ( 2 tours ), Switzerland, France, England, Ireland, Germany, and Spain. For more information visit http://cynthiamanley.com
We also want to add the Cynthia Manley is a Philanthropist, loving, caring and big supporter of AIDS Awareness prevention, research and education.
About Actor Producer Dr. Mark Valinsky:
Dr. Mark Valinsky is a professional photographer, producer, actor and published author.
We also want to add the Dr. Mark Valinsky is a Philanthropist, loving, caring and big supporter of AIDS Awareness prevention, research and education.
About John Crespin-Lopez:
Is a Revenue Cycle Consultant for Healthcare Resource Group with over twenty plus years in revenue cycle management for both hospitals and physician groups. (photo to be added soon). For more information visit http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-crespin-lopez/2/901/6ba
Another person that we want to add the John Crespin-Lopez is a Philanthropist, loving, caring and big supporter of AIDS Awareness prevention, research and education.
About Actress Thushari Jayasekera:
Thushari Jayasekera is a Sri Lankan American actress, performer, and writer.
Thushari is an American actress of East Indian (South Asian) origin born in the delightful island of Sri Lanka situated in the Indian Ocean, and raised in beautiful Southern California, USA. She had a passion for the creative: performing and writing from an early age. She loves sketch comedy, stage, drama, improv, sitcoms, performance art, street theatre, and anything to do with the performing arts. She writes her own sketch, performance art and poetry pieces. She loves reading, watching films and listening to music:all types of music including Sinhala and Tamil cultural music. She is known for her good performance work, volunteering and for being outspoken. She has played supporting and leading roles on stage and independent film projects. Her breakthrough role on television is that of Pinky on NBC sitcom Outsourced. For more information visit http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3469610/
We want to add the Thushari Jayasekera is a Philanthropist, strong supporter of AIDS awareness, prevention, research and education.
NOTE: If any one would like to help by making an online donation and sponsor our team members or Diversity News Team 3960 please visit: http://aidswalklosangeles2011.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=478830&lis=1&kntae478830=47649F93EFD54477B1CC2C9C0EA9D8BE&supId=0&team=4205786&cj=Y
About Diversity News Magazine:
Published by Diversity News Publications, is a consumer news magazine covering news, entertainment, features, awards, sports, events and much more. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the classified and display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform the diverse community worldwide. It focuses on local, national and international news, entertainment, features, sports and more importantly newsworthy items that would be of interest to our diverse cultures. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com/
About Diversity News Team #3960:
Diversity News team was created and establish by Esteban aka Steven Escobar. The group’s purpose and mission is to give back to the community and to help raise funds for AIDS education, awareness, prevention and medicine research. From 2003 to the present, Diversity News Team #3960 has been recruiting members to walk the 10k (6.2 mile) main event and to raise money for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other non profit organizations in the Los Angeles County. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewspublications.com
About AIDS Walk LA:
Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised $69 million for HIV programs and services in Los Angeles County, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in California. The AIDS walk movement has raised more than a half-billion nationwide. For more information visit http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles
ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD.
Photos credit to: Bernard Hinson Jr from The Photographer 007
On Wednesday, September 21, Ms. Katianna Nightingale
Ms. Nightingale spoke at this press conference with Senator Ted Lieu and urged Gov. Jerry Brown to sign SB 746 that protects minors from tanning bed dangers. Ms. Nightingale who previously used tanning beds frequently, is a melanoma survivor and knows first-hand the hidden dangers of these machines.
Other speakers at the conference, who strongly support Katianna’s position on protecting our children and the public at large from these dangers included health experts Dr. Jenny Kim an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Dr. Linda Wong, Regional Chief of Dermatology for Kaiser Permanente; and Dr. Robert Adler, Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Director of Medical Education for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. They educated the press, authorities and public about the alarming rise in the number of young melanoma patients and the life threatening link to tanning bed use.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, melanoma a deadly form of skin cancer is a rising epidemic and the leading cause of cancer death for women between 25 and 29. It is second only to breast cancer in women ages 30-34 and is the second most common form of cancer for adolescents 15-29 years old.
Nearly 30 million people tan indoors in the United States annually and of these 2.3 million are teens. Using a tanning bed only once under the age of 30 increases one’s risk of getting melanoma by an incredible 75%. Based on her life experience with the dangers of tanning beds and melanoma, Katianna Nightingale not only became an activist to help save lives but created Aqua Tan, a luxury line of natural self tanning products so people could get a great looking safe tan year round without exposing themselves to the dangerous radiation of tanning beds or lying in the sun. www.aquatan.tv .
“This bill is not about taking away parents’ rights. This is about protecting children from “The Big C” that is Melanoma. We need to send out a message that California cares about its kids! We cannot allow the $5 billion Tanning Bed Lobby to hoodwink the public and our children like the Tobacco Lobby does. It’s time to take a stand and make the politicians responsible for doing the right thing for their children and ours.” firmly states Ms. Nightingale.
The World Health Organization classifies tanning beds as such an extreme danger to public health that it lists it as a level 1 carcinogen – the same as plutonium, arsenic and cigarettes.
Ms Nightingale further states, “It wouldn’t make sense for us to allow parental consent forms for minors to drink coffee laced with arsenic. It wouldn’t make sense for us to allow parental consent forms for minors to smoke or drink, and it certainly doesn’t make sense for us to allow our minor children to use these cancer causing, harmful radiation devices.”
The UV radiation emitted from tanning beds is proven to be at least five times stronger than the midday sun, and the UV rays penetrate much deeper causing lowered immune systems according to the Canadian Cancer Society, and as a result this can lead to a higher predisposition to other cancers.
“I started using tanning beds when I was 15. My mother thought it was a novel concept and encouraged it. I bought into the myth that tanning beds were safer than going into the sun so I started using tanning beds once a week from the time I was twenty on. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with melanoma and was lying on an operating table that I realized how dangerous these safe tanning beds are.” relates Katianna from her personal experience.
Katianna started an on-line skin cancer resource center, and has spoken nationally to so many people who have suffered grueling ordeals with melanoma, skin grafts, chemotherapy, and life changing disfigurements. “Too many young lives have been cut unnecessarily short all because they used tanning beds. Tanning bed victims share the familiar chorus: ‘I thought using tanning beds was pretty safe.’ It is mandatory and important that we get the word out about how dangerous tanning beds really are. The victims ask; ‘Why didn’t the government protect us why are tanning beds allowed to operate.’ It is the tanning bed victims and their parents who are actually leading the struggle to get this type of legislation passed all over the world.”
“This bill is about protecting the health and lives of young people, and protecting the parents from suffering through this type of ordeal with their child. The bill is supported by numerous groups, including the California Medical Association, Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Bill is sponsored by California Society of Dermatology & Dermatological Surgery and the AIM Melanoma organization.
“California is a trend setting state and the land of health and fitness. Governor Brown has an opportunity to be a beacon of light on this issue and lead the way for other states around the country to sign similar legislation. The clock is ticking.” On behalf of all the melanoma victims Katianna Nightingale implores Governor Brown to stand up to the tanning bed lobby and send a clear signal that tanning beds are dangerous. “We must encourage him to sign California Indoor Tanning Bill – SB 746 to protect teenagers and parents from the dangers of these cancer beds.”
Katianna urges as many people as possible to sign and circulate the petition to get this bill passed. It can be found online at: http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php
Gov. Brown only has until October 9th to sign this bill, which prohibits minors from using tanning beds, details are found at this link SB 746 . The Golden State would be the first in the nation with such a needed ban.
Sources: Prestige Image PR, Valinsky Media
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